MONDAY, NOV. 5
Just Grabbing a Puff
Nicholas M. Pappas, 24, of the 14200 block of S. Aldwych Drive, Orland Park, was cited for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Pappas was stopped after officers saw him smoking what appeared to be a glass pipe in a parking lot in the 14700 block of S. Cicero Avenue.
As officers approached Pappas, they smelled a strong odor of burnt cannabis and officers took him into custody. Officers found the glass pipe and then took Pappas to the Midlothian Police Department, where he was cited and released.
Drunk Woman Slaps Bar Worker
Theressa M. Rodriguez, 41, of the 10000 block of S. Spaulding Avenue, Evergreen Park, was cited for drunkenness and instigating fights, after an incident at Sullivan's Pub, 4660 W. 147th Street.
An employee at Sullivan's told officers that Rodriguez had pulled his hat and hit him three times in the face, which is why he called police. He told officers that he did not want to sign complaints against Rodriguez, but just wanted her to leave.
Rodriguez was cited and given a court date of Dec. 3.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Parked Car, Drives Off
Melissa A. Donaldson, 28, of the 15400 block of S. Central Avenue, Oak Forest, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to give information after striking an unattended motor vehicle and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, following an accident at Durbin's Bar, 14752 Cicero Avenue.
Police were called to Durbin's after Donaldson and two friends were asked to leave, following a fight between the three friends and two members of the waitstaff. As they left, witnesses said they heard a commotion coming from the north side of the building and then noted a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo pull away from the business.
A staff member from Durbin's said that he noted a green car was pushed out of its spot, and that was why he called police.
Police stopped Donaldson after she failed to signal a turn onto 141st Street and began a traffic stop. During the stop, officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Donaldson, and she refused to take part in any field sobriety tests. Donaldson was taken into custody and transported to the Midlothian Police Department.
At the station, Donaldson tried laying down to go to sleep, which officers told her she could not do. Officers attempted to have Donaldson submit to a breath test, but she was unable to comply with instructions and the machine registered a refusal three separate times.
Donaldson was released on bond and given a court date of Dec. 6.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
Want Some Doughnuts?
Marc A. Anderson, 46, of the 2500 block of W. Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, was cited for reckless conduct and criminal damage to property after a victim called police while Anderson was doing doughnuts on the victim's lawn.
At the scene, police spoke with the victim, who said Anderson was waiting in his driveway when Anderson noticed the victim. Anderson then began driving on the victim's lawn, while the victim ran alongside the vehicle. The victim said that Anderson nearly hit him with the vehicle, before he drove away.
Police stopped Anderson and placed him in custody. He was released after posting bond and given a court date of Dec. 6.
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